PhD Studies at IIIA

For doing a PhD at IIIA within any of our research areas, you need to register to our Prospective Students database. This way you will be taken into consideration for any of our current and future open positions, and we will add your email to our mailing list to inform you of any funding opportunities that may arise.

Please note that IIIA belongs to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), which is not a higher-educational institution. As such, we do not grant PhD degrees. Our doctoral students get their degree by enrolling in a PhD programme of some university, but they get hosted at IIIA and supervised by our researchers. Concerning which university to choose, we are relatively neutral regarding the PhD programme our students decide to register to, provided the university allows that the supervision and research is carried out at IIIA. Most of our students have obtained their PhD degree form the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), since our institute is located on UAB's main campus and our staff is listed as academic tutors and PhD supervisors of its PhD programme in Computer Science.

For questions about our PhD studies or the application process, please get in touch with Marco Schorlemmer.

Potential PhD Topics

Argumentation-based Multi-agent Recommender System
Supervision: Carles Sierra and Ramon López de Mántaras
Funding: NL4XAI

Diversity-Aware Interaction Models
Supervision: Nardine Osman and Marco Schorlemmer
Funding: WENET

Embodied Cognition and AI
Supervision: Marco Schorlemmer and Enric Plaza
Funding: DIVERSIS

Funding Opportunities: Contracts, Scholarships, and Grants

IIIA mainly funds its PhD students through its research projects. In such cases, open positions are advertised based upon the availability of funding. Students, however, can also apply for scholarships and grants. We also list some of these possible funding opportunities below.

Open PhD positions in our current research projects:

There are currently no open PhD positions

Grants from AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya:

Ajuts per a la contractació de personal investigador novell (FI)

Ajuts a Doctorats Industrials (DI)

Grants from Gobierno de España:

Programa de Formación de Profesorado Universitario (FPU)

Ayudas para contratos para la formación de investigadores en empresas (Doctorados Industriales)

Ayuda para contratos predoctorales para la formación de doctores

Grants from private entities:

INPhINIT, Obra Social de “La Caixa”

'Vicente López', Eurecat

Recent IIIA Graduates

Kemo Adrian (UAB, 2020), Consultant Developer at Estafet, Sofia

Joan Capdevila (UPC, 2019), Machine Learning Engineer at ZOE, London

Francisco Cruz (UAB, 2018), CTO at Interficie Internet Services & Chief Administrator at IJCAI

Ewa Andrejczuk (UAB, 2018), Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Paula Chocrón (UAB, 2018), Machine Learning – NLP Researcher at IOMED Medical Solutions, Barcelona

Xavier Ferrer-Aran (UAB, 2017), Research Associate en King's College London

Francisco Salas-Molina (UPV, 2017), Associate Professor at Universitat de Valencia

Pedro Pinacho-Davidson (UPV, 2016),  Assistant Professor at Universidad de Concepción

Jesús Giráldez-Cru (UAB, 2016), Postdoctoral Researcher at Universidad de Granada

Javier Morales (UB, 2016), Marie Curie Research Fellow at University of Oxford

Dave de Jonge (UAB, 2015), Postdoctoral Researcher at IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona

Daniel Abril (UAB, 2015), Senior Data Scientist at CHECK24 Vergleichsportal GmbH, Munich

Arturo Ribes (UAB, 2015), CEO/CTO en WeAR Technologies, Barcelona

Amanda Vidal (UB, 2015), Postdoctoral Fellow at Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

Laia Subirats (UAB, 2015), Researcher at Eurecat, Barcelona